INTERN, Software Engineer 

LOCATION: Watertown / New York (US-NY), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 4816 | JOB GRADE: 0  | ON-SITE/REMOTE: On-site 


Since 1890, New York Air Brake has been an innovative leader in the heavy-haul railroad industry. As a member company of Knorr-Bremse –the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles--New York Air Brake is recognized worldwide as a Center of Competence for heavy-haul freight railroad control systems. From multiple locations, we serve customers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico—reaching clear across the globe to South America, Africa, the Middle East, China, and Australia. Our talented, diverse, and dedicated teams develop innovative solutions to the challenges facing our customers. Join us in our next steps.



Internships have a lasting impact on our team at New York Air Brake! The summer internship program for students in their Junior or Senior year of study provides the opportunity to make big contributions that help us deliver advanced freight rail braking solutions now and in the future. We value innovation, team players, and people with the passion to dig in when presented with new opportunities. We work hard and play hard; we have several community events and fun activities that foster a positive, people-first environment.


This is your opportunity to make a big impact on improving the quality of how the latest generation of locomotive and freight car braking systems are manufactured. You can expect challenging work and an insider’s view into your future profession. You will work individually and as part of a project team while receiving regular feedback in preparation for a final presentation to company leaders.


Housing is available at Jefferson Community College for a limited number of students who live more than 50 miles from the Watertown site; the company pays for the cost, and reliable transportation is strongly recommended.


Pay range for the Engineering Intern/Co-op position is dependent on your upcoming fall school year:

BS Junior $20.00 
BS Senior $22.00 


Opportunity to work with Software Engineers on any of the following tasks:

  • Investigate software bug reports and change requests.
  • Design, code, modify, debug, test, and document software.
  • Author documents (Design, Interface control, Functional, etc...)
  • Provide task breakdown and effort estimates.
  • Unit tests - Design, document, execute, and result recording.
  • Integration tests - Design, document, execute, and result recording.
  • Report issues, including timely escalation.
  • Use software configuration management (SCM) tools.
  • Work under the supervision/guidance of other Systems Engineers, Project Managers, Customer support, Test Engineers, and Software Engineers
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the management.


Required Skills:

  • Scripting (e.g. Python), C/C++
  • Debugging
  • Familiar with software requirements and design
  • UNIX/Linux, QNX, Windows
  • Familiarity with OOAD
  • MS office suite


The successful candidate will have the following skills:

  • Detail oriented
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good communication and team skills
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team in a dynamic working environment including international team members. 



Degree: Computer Engineering, Software Engineering with a 3.0 or higher GPA

Minimum Year: Entering Junior year


Our internships are not all work. NYAB is located in Watertown, New York. When not working, spend your free time hiking the Adirondack Mountains, kayaking the many waterways, enjoying the beaches of Lake Ontario, or exploring the history, food, and fun the Thousand Islands Region offers. You are just a short drive to World Class Casino, Golf, Shopping, and the award-winning Finger Lakes Wine Country. Our interns begin work as early as the end of May and work up until the middle of August. Expect 40 hours per week. You will participate in special events, & and outings and take advantage of wellness and workout programs in our fitness facility. There is something for everyone as a summer intern.


Then join us! We look forward to receiving your online application!


New York Air Brake LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Watertown